Tag Archives: bees

  1. Do Wasps Make Honey?

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    August 9, 2018 by glenfoerd

    Mexican Honey Wasp (Brachygastra mellifica)

    Ask anyone the difference between bees and wasps and they’re likely to say something like this: bees make honey, wasps don’t. 

    Setting aside the fact that the majority of bees (even within the honeybee’s family  Apidae) are solitary and do not produce honey, the assertion that wasps do not produce honey is incorrect.

  2. How Bees See

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    August 7, 2018 by glenfoerd

    Flowers in UV

    Bee vision is one of the great marvels of the natural world. Their compound eyes allow them to pick up minute details in an incredible range of vision, to respond quickly to movement (much more quickly than humans), and to judge distance and dimension with amazing accuracy.

  3. Bee pluribus Unum

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    July 31, 2018 by jhoffdog

    Winter is a deadly season for insects. The cold temperatures claim many multi-legged and buzzing victims. Yet bees have adapted …
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  4. 3 Ways to Support Bees at Home

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    July 3, 2018 by glenfoerd

    Augochlora pura

    Taking simple steps in your home to provide food & shelter and reduce chemical risks for native bees can not only help support these bees, but also native birds and other pollinators, all while saving you time, water, and money in the long term.

  5. What’s the Buzz at Wyck September 9?

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    August 23, 2017 by jhoffdog

    bee candy

    On Saturday, September 9, Wyck is happy to host the second day of the 8th Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival.  A …
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  6. The Insectarium comes to us!

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    August 15, 2017 by lkreslins

    by Laris Kreslins, Bartram’s Garden This year marks the first year that Dr. John Cambridge of The Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly …
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  7. Habitat of a Honey Bee: Where Can You Find Bees?

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    August 3, 2017 by jhoffdog

    bees flying outside hive

    by Selena Bemak for Wyck Association Honey bees are everywhere – in gardens, farms, parks – even in your own …
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